Turkish and Russian presidents urge for cease-fire in Libya by Jan. 12 midnight, according to Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday.

“Today, our President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan and Russian Federation President [Vladimir] Putin are calling for cease-fire in Libya by Jan. 12 midnight,” Cavusoglu told a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Istanbul.

Cavusoglu said Erdogan and Putin held a bilateral meeting following the launch of TurkStream natural gas pipeline project in the city, which the two leaders as well as the president of Serbia and prime minister of Bulgaria attended.

The TurkStream project

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